Awards Overview

Each year ACSA recognizes a select group of individuals for their significant contributions to education through three prestigious awards named in memory of past ACSA leaders: Ferd. Kiesel Memorial Distinguished Service Award, Marcus Foster Memorial Award for Administrator Excellence and the Robert E. Kelly Award.

In addition, members are honored for outstanding performance and achievement as Administrators of the Year in 21 job-alike categories.

The Valuing Diversity Award is given to the member whose efforts to promote diversity epitomize ACSA’s mission statement.

Programs and businesses that collaborate with administrators in support of education are also recognized though the Partners in Educational Excellence Award.

Region Deadline

Please note: the statewide submission deadline for all nominations is Thursday, Jan. 18, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.

Resources and Nomination Forms

Log in to to begin your nominations, or visit for complete information on the program as well as helpful resources.

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